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December 29, 1994 | ALLAN MALAMUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Texas Tech and its football coach, Spike Dykes, are a perfect fit. Born not far from the campus in Lubbock and raised in Oasis near the New Mexico border, Dykes is the son of a cotton ginner and spent his internship as a high school coach in West Texas. Asked about the population of Oasis, he said, "Four. It was six when I was growing up." Explaining why he likes living in Lubbock, he said, "There's not much smog or crime. There's also not much traffic.
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December 29, 1994 | ALLAN MALAMUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Texas Tech and its football coach, Spike Dykes, are a perfect fit. Born not far from the campus in Lubbock and raised in Oasis near the New Mexico border, Dykes is the son of a cotton ginner and spent his internship as a high school coach in West Texas. Asked about the population of Oasis, he said, "Four. It was six when I was growing up." Explaining why he likes living in Lubbock, he said, "There's not much smog or crime. There's also not much traffic.
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December 21, 1986 | Associated Press
Sophomore quarterback Mark Young and junior flanker J.R. Ambrose set Independence Bowl passing and receiving records in the first half, but probation-bound Mississippi needed Bryan Owen's 48-yard field goal early in the final quarter to defeat Texas Tech, 20-17, Saturday night and spoil Spike Dykes' head coaching debut. Young, who set records by completing 31 of his 50 passes for 343 yards, threw a third-quarter interception that let Texas Tech get back in the game.
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December 21, 1986 | Associated Press
Sophomore quarterback Mark Young and junior flanker J.R. Ambrose set Independence Bowl passing and receiving records in the first half, but probation-bound Mississippi needed Bryan Owen's 48-yard field goal early in the final quarter to defeat Texas Tech, 20-17, Saturday night and spoil Spike Dykes' head coaching debut. Young, who set records by completing 31 of his 50 passes for 343 yards, threw a third-quarter interception that let Texas Tech get back in the game.
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December 7, 1986
Spike Dykes, an assistant coach considered to be a defensive expert, will be promoted to football coach at Texas Tech, the Associated Press said. He will replace David McWilliams, who has resigned to accept the coaching job at Texas.
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December 27, 1994 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Arizona Coach Dick Tomey hired Utah Coach Ron McBride to coach the Wildcat offensive line from 1987-89 and they remain good friends going into tonight's game. "I was with him at Disneyland (Saturday)," Tomey needled. "It was like being with a damn folk hero. We couldn't take 10 steps before somebody stopped him to shake his hand." Replied McBride: "Dick's taking that (Texas Tech Coach) Spike Dykes approach, saying, 'Y'all come down and play us. We're scared to death of you.'
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December 20, 1986
Texas Tech's Spike Dykes will make his head coaching debut in the Independence Bowl against Mississippi tonight at Shreveport, La., in the Red Raiders' first bowl game in nine years. Dykes took over from David McWilliams at the end of the regular season after McWilliams left to coach Texas. "I don't think you'll see any changes from us," Dykes said. "Why fix something if it isn't broken?" Mississippi (7-3-1) is a 3-point favorite over Tech (7-4). The game will be televised on Channel 11 at 5 p.
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November 19, 1999 | Associated Press
North Carolina's plunge from a top-10 program to last place in the Atlantic Coast Conference over a two-year period will cost Coach Carl Torbush his job, sources told the Associated Press on Thursday. Torbush, 2-0 in bowl games but 10-13 overall since replacing Mack Brown, will be fired after Saturday's season finale against Duke. * Texas Tech officials declined comment on a report that Red Raider Coach Spike Dykes will quit after Saturday's game against Oklahoma.
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December 22, 1995 | Associated Press
Texas Tech defensive back Corey Turner and wide receiver Ronnie Burns were charged with felony assault Thursday in Lubbock, Tex. and suspended from the Copper Bowl-bound team. Coach Spike Dykes said he reprimanded four other players charged with misdemeanors stemming from a Dec. 3 party.
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November 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jonathon Beasley threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and cornerback Dyshod Carter scored twice as No. 9 Kansas State kept its Big 12 title game hopes alive with a 66-0 victory over Missouri Saturday at Manhattan, Kan. Frank Murphy added two touchdown runs and Adrian Beard recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown as the Wildcats worked out their frustrations from the previous Saturday's 41-15 loss to No. 5 Nebraska.
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November 25, 1997 | Associated Press
Utah State Coach John L. Smith was named coach at Louisville, where he inherits a team that finished 1-10, the worst season in school history. Smith's hiring ended a quick courtship and came less than a week after Louisville fired Ron Cooper after three seasons. * Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf's passing-hand thumb is swollen but not broken, tests confirmed.
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January 1, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY
Texas Tech Coach Spike Dykes spoke Saturday about comments by his defensive end, Damon Wickware, who this week knocked USC quarterback Rob Johnson, saying Johnson "isn't a great quarterback" and "was somehow a Heisman candidate early in the season." Dykes: "Well, we can all see Damon is never going to be in NFL management." * Dykes, on the story that after his 4-7 1990 season someone stuck a "For Sale" sign in his lawn at his Lubbock home: "Truth is, that never happened . . .
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